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Navy reviews outcome of Sea Vigil exercise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The and several other agencies involved in coastal defence and brainstormed over the outcome of the 'Sea Vigil' exercise -- the first-of-its-kind multi-agency drill covering the entire 7,516 km-long Indian coastline and

The mega exercise took place on January 22 and 23 with participation of 13 coastal states and union territories along with all maritime stakeholders with an aim to check the efficacy of and surveillance.

Nearly 150 ships, 40 aircraft and a number of other strategic assets of the and were part of the exercise which, according to the Navy, was "unprecedented" in its scale and size.

officials said a debriefing on the exercise was held on Tuesday during which significant results achieved in the course of the two-day drill were deliberated upon.

The debriefing was chaired by of the Naval Staff MS Pawar, and was attended by top functionaries of the Navy, Indian and concerned union ministries, agencies and representatives of the coastal states.

"He complimented the strong inter-agency coordination and interoperability achieved during the exercise and reiterated the need for flexibility and agility to deal with security challenges," Navy Capt D K Sharma said.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 19:05 IST